The 1899 Americas Cup Race was the first time that reporters could send back information on the progress of the race thanks to Marconi…..
From Wikipedia: The 1899 America’s Cup was the 10th challenge for the Cup. It took place in the New York City harbor and consisted of a best of five series of races between the defender, Columbia, entered by the New York Yacht Club, and Sir Thomas Lipton’s Shamrock, representing the Royal Ulster Yacht Club. Columbia won all three races against Shamrock.
From Wikipedia about Columbia: Columbia, a fin keel sloop, was designed and built in 1898-9 by Nathanael Herreshoff and the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company for owners J. Pierpont Morgan and Edwin Dennison Morgan of the New York Yacht Club. She was the third successful defender built by Herreshoff.
Columbia had a nickel steel frame, a tobin bronze hull, and a steel mast.